Definition of defeatist adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

defeatist

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//dɪˈfit̮ɪst//
 
 
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expecting not to succeed, and showing it in a particular situation a defeatist attitude/view
defeatistnoun
 
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He is a pessimist and a defeatist.
NAmE//dɪˈfit̮ɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable]